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RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (DUCKHEAD/popradiotop20.com) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1986 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Nov 21, 2017 at 07:52 PM
RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (DUCKHEAD/popradiotop20.com) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1986*



Pos.-Title-Artist-Label-Peak Month 
  1 STUCK WITH YOU-HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS-CHRYSALIS-SEPTEMBER
  2 HIGHER LOVE-STEVE WINWOOD-ISLAND-August
  3 LIVE TO TELL-MADONNA-SIRE-May
  4 GLORY OF LOVE-PETER CETERA-Warner Brothers-July
  5 HOW WILL I KNOW-WHITNEY HOUSTON-Arista-February
  6 PAPA DON'T PREACH-MADONNA-Sire-August
  7 SLEDGEHAMMER-PETER GABRIEL-Geffen-May
  8 DANCING ON THE CEILING-Lionel Richie-Motown-September
  9 AMANDA-Boston-MCA-November
 10 THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR-Dionne Warwick & Friends-Arista-January
 11 Invisible Touch-Genesis-Atlantic-July
 12 The Greatest Love Of All-Whitney Houston-Arista-May
 13 These Dreams-Heart-Capitol-March
 14 Kyrie-Mr.Mister-RCA-February
 15 West End Girls-Pet Shop Boys-EMI America-April
 16 Sara-Starship-Grunt-February
 17 Everybody Have Fun Tonight-Wang Chung-Geffen-December
 18 Human-Human League-A&M-November
 19 The Way It Is-Bruce Hornsby & The Range-RCA-December
 20 There'll Be Sad Songs-Billy Ocean-Jive-June
 21 On My Own-Patti Austin & Michael McDonald-MCA-June
 22 Walk Like An Egyptian-Bangles-Columbia-December
 23 No One Is To Blame-Howard Jones-Elektra-June
 24 Rock Me Amadeus-Falco-A&M-March
 25 Burning Heart-Survivor-Scotti Brothers-January
 26 Why Can't This Be Love-Van Halen-Warner Brothers-May
 27 When I Think Of You-Janet Jackson-A&M-October
 28 Kiss-Prince-Paisley Park-April
 29 Take My Breath Away-Berlin-Columbia-August
 30 Throwing It All Away-Genesis-Atlantic-October
 31 The Next Time I Fall-Peter Cetera & Amy Grant-Warner Brothers-November
 32 Take Me Home-Phil Collins-Atlantic-May
 33 What You Need-Inxs-Atlantic-March
 34 Addicted To Love-Robert Palmer-Island-April
 35 True Colors-Cyndi Lauper-Portrait-October 
 36 Hip To Be Square-Huey Lewis & The News-Chrysalis-November
 37 Secret Lovers-Atlantic Starr-A&M-March
 38 R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.-John Cougar Mellencamp-Riva-March
 39 True Blue-Madonna-Sire-November
 40 If You Leave-Orchestral Manuvers In The Dark-A&M-May
 41 Typical Male-Tina Turner-Capitol-October
 42 Venus-Bananarama-Polygram-August
 43 I Didn't Mean To Turn You On-Robert Palmer-Island-October
 44 Talk To Me-Stevie Nicks-Modern-January
 45 Holding Back The Years-Simply Red-Elektra-June
 46 All I Need Is A Miracle-Mike & Mechanics-Atlantic-May
 47 I Can't Wait-Nu Shooz-Atlantic-June
 48 When The Going Gets Tough-Billy Ocean-Jive-January
 49 Friends & Lovers-Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson-USA Carrere-October
 50 Danger Zone-Kenny Loggins-Columbia-July
 51 Dreamtime-Daryl Hall-RCA-September
 52 I'm Your Man-Wham!-Columbia-January
 53 Love Touch-Rod Stewart-Warner Brothers-July
 54 Mad About You-Belinda Carlisle-I.R.S.-August
 55 Manic Monday-Bangels-Columbia-April
 56 Who's Johnny-El Debarge-Motown-June
 57 Is This Love-Survivor-Scotti Brothers-December
 58 Don't Forget Me(When I'm Gone)-Glass Tiger-Manhattan-September
 59 You Give Love A Bad Name-Bon Jovi-Polygram-November
 60 Life In A Northern Town-Dream Academy-Warner Brothers-February
 61 Take Me Home Tonight-Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector-Atlantic-November
 62 Walk Of Life-Dire Straits-Warner Brothers-January
 63 Your Love-Outfield-Columbia-April
 64 Nasty-Janet Jackson-A&M-July
 65 Silent Running-Mike & Mechanics-Atlantic-February
 66 Living In America-James Brown-Scotti Brothers-February
 67 Harlem Shuffle-Rolling Stones-Rolling Stone-April
 68 King For A Day-Thompson Twins-Arista-March
 69 Crush On You-Jets-A&M-June
 70 Let's Go All The Way-Sly Fox-Capitol-April
 71 We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off-Jeramaine Stewart-Arista-August
 72 The Sweetest Taboo-Sade-Portrait-February
 73 Don't Get Me Wrong-Pretenders-Warner Brothers-December
 74 Heartbeat-Don Johnson-Epic-October
 75 Sweet Freedom-Michael McDonald-MCA-August
 76 Nikita-Elton John-Geffen-March
 77 Is It Love-Mr. Mister-RCA-May
 78 Rumors-Timex Social Club-Jay-August
 79 What Have You Done For Me Lately-Janet Jackson-A&M-May
 80 My Hometown-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-January
 81 Love Will Conquer All-Lionel Richie-Motown-November
 82 To Be A Lover-Billy Idol-Chrysalis-November
 83 Something About You-Level 42-Polydor-May
 84 Sweet Love-Anita Baker-Elektra-October
 85 Heaven In Your Eyes-Loverboy-Columbia-September
 86 You Know I Love You... Don't You?-Howard Jones-December
 87 This Could Be The Night-Loverboy-Columbia-March
 88 I'll Be Over You-Toto-Columbia-November
 89 Words Get In The Way-Miami Sound Machine-Epic-September
 90 Nothin' At All-Heart-Capitol-June
 91 Edge Of Heaven-Wham!-Columbia-August 
 92 Be Good To Yourself-Journey-Columbia-May
 93 Spies Like Us-Paul McCartney-Capitol-January
 94 Bad Boy-Miami Sound Machine-Epic-April
 95 Word Up-Cameo-Polygram-November
 96 Walk This Way-Run D.MC-Profile-September
 97 Tender Love-Force MDs-Warner Brothers-April
 98 Baby Love-Regina-Atlantic-September
 99 Love Zone-Billy Ocean-Jive-September
100 Two Of Hearts-Stacy Q-Atlantic-September
101 Modern Woman-Billy Joel-Epic-July
102 Opportunities(Let's Make Lots Of Money)-Pet Shop Boys-EMI America-July
103 A Different Corner-George Michael-Columbia-June
104 All Cried Out-Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force-Columbia-October
105 Go Home-Stevie Wonder-Tamla-January 
106 The Rain-Oran "Juice" Jones-Def Jam-November
107 A Love Bizarre-Sheila E.-Paisley Park-February
108 Sanctify Yourself-Simple Minds-A&M-March
109 Your Wildest Dreams-Moody Blues-Polydor-July
110 I Can't Wait-Stevie Nicks-Modern-March
111 Tuff Enuff-Fabulous Thunderbirds-CBS Associated-June
112 Move Away-Culture Club-Virgin/Epic-May
113 War-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-December
114 Conga-Miami Sound Machine-Epic-February
115 Like No Other Night-.38 Special-A&M-July
116 I Think It's Love-Jermaine Jackson-Arista-April
117 It's Only Love-Bryan Adams & Tina Turner-A&M-January
118 Love Walks In-Van Halen-Warner Brothers-September
119 Russians-Sting-A&M-February
120 I Wanna Be A Cowboy-Boys Don't Cry-Profile-June
121 Dreams-Van Halen-Warner Brothers-June
122 A Matter Of Trust-Billy Joel-Columbia-August
123A Girl Can't Help It-Journey-Columbia-October
123B Suzanne-Journey-Columbia-August
125 You Should Be Mine(The Woo Woo Song)-Jeffrey Osborne
126A All The Love In The World  Outfield-Columbia-August
126B So Far Away-Dire Straits-Warner Brothers-April
128 Emotion In Motion-Ric Ocasek-Geffen-September
129 Stages-ZZ Top-Warner Brothers-January
130A Stand By Me-Ben E.King-Atlantic-December
130B You're A Friend of Mine-Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne-Columbia-January
132 Vienna Calling-Falco-A&M-June
133 Freedom Overspill-Steve Winwood-Island-October
134 Digging Your Scene-Blow Monkeys-RCA-July
135 Missionary Man-Eurythmics-RCA-July
136 Like A Rock-Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band-Capitol-May 
137 The Sun Always Shines On T.V.-A-Ha-Warner Brothers-January
138 No Easy Way Out-Robert Tepper-Scotti Brothers-February
139A Man Size Love-Klymaxx-MCA-September
139B Tarzan Boy-Baltimora-Manhattan-February
141 American Storm-Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band-Capitol-March
142 Sidewalk Talk-Jellybean-EMI America-January 
143 Night Moves-Marilyn Martin-Atlantic-March
144A Rough Boy-ZZ Top-Warner Brothers-April
144B The Captain Of Her Heart-Double-A&M-September
146 When The Heart Rules The Mind-GTR-Arista-June
147A (Forever) Live And Die-Orchestral Manuvers In The Dark-A&M-November
147B In Your Eyes-Peter Gabriel-Geffen-August
149A I Am By Your Side-Corey Hart-EMI America-November
149B The Future's So Bright,I Gotta Wear Shades-Timbuk 3-I.R.S.-October
151 Calling America-Electric Light Orchestra-CBS Associated-March

*Here is how Duckhead calculated this chart from Radio and Record charts.

Points
Points for the yearly charts are calculated using inverse points from the weekly charts.
Each week, the # 1 song gets 20 points, the # 2 song gets 19 points, # 3 gets 18, and so on.
The # 20 song gets 1 point.
Each song's points are added up for each week to reach the total.
A song's entire chart run will be used for the yearly chart.
Songs appear on the yearly chart corresponding to the year they peak on the weekly charts.
Tie-Breakers
For songs that tie in points on the yearly charts, the following tie-breakers are used:
1. Most weeks at # 1
2. Most weeks at # 2
3. Most weeks at # 3
4. Most weeks at # 4
5. Etc.
If songs remain tied after all 20 tie-breakers, then they will be listed as tied on the yearly chart.
Tied songs appear in alphabetical order, and are marked by letters, for example: 99A and 99B.
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